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science and engineering at the university of michigan, specialist in robotic exploration and space and team leader for the development for the fast imaging plasma spectrometer on messenger spacecraft. we certainly welcome you. dr. scott pages a director of the space policy institute -- page is a director of teh space he policy institute. from 2005 to 2008, associate administrator for program analysis and evaluator nasa. -- at nasa. we welcome you as well. as our witnesses should know, testimony is limited to 5 minutes, after which members of the committee will have five minutes each to ask questions. you are not just help to 5 minutes. your time is value. you took your time to prepare to come here. it took you years to be prepared to be asked to come here, and you are here. your time is very, very important. we will not hold you to the five minutes. just do your best. our committee protocol dictates we recommend bob walker as the first witness. he refers to many of the details in the report with his suggestion. the committee and now recognizes you for five minutes to present your t
from michigan. the conversation has me concerned. i do not know what part of the country you come from. >> i was born in boston, grew up in new york. >> can you imagine what the response would be from the people in boston or new york or washington, dc, if they try to make a phone call and someone in a foreign language or in english notified them that -- the paris cell hone company has confiscated your call and if you want to make this call, you need to call this number and get an account with them. that is the kind of response people along our international borders get can you imagine what my constituents or rather says to me when i am a part of the united states. why is it for a corporation confiscating my calls? i'm very concerned when this issue was brought up, it did not seem to be on your radar. i am also concerned when you say that we have a history of the great cooperation with our neighbors to the north and south. i want to make sure today that you are all aware, this is an issue that you need to address. the people along the front, north and south, are just as much a part of t
a special adviser for the great lakes. a member of the house of representatives from the state of michigan for many years. he served for the first two years of the obama administration as the special envoy. he passed away, and he was replaced by a special envoy ambassador. luckily, an experienced diplomat -- ambassador, an experienced diplomat. he continues to work on original great lakes issues. the decision to stop in the tripartite plus was based on a reluctance of all the governments in the region to carry on. >> mr. smith? >> thank you, mr. chairman. rwanda has increasingly been getting attention as a source of the problem in the region. there is obviously a lot of history here going back and forth across the border of atrocities. condoleezza against rwandan -- congolese against rwandans and vice versa. they continue to deny involvement with m23. i think we're going to need to start putting more pressure on rwanda to change their behavior. there are a ton of gangs involved there. i am curious, what rwanda sees as their interest in that region. on one hand want to protect themselves fr
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